A man has shared his disgust after being served a ‘monstrosity’ of a meal in a branch of Tesco in Wigan
It’s likely that whenever you see eggs Benedict on a café menu, you probably think it would make a nice meal.
Depending on whether or not you’re out for brunch, you might consider ordering it.
The dish traditionally consists of two halves of an English muffin, toasted, and topped with a poached egg, bacon or ham and a generous portion of hollandaise sauce.
Diner Thomas Hesketh was tempted by the sound of the meal when he spotted it on a menu in Wigan Tesco, reports Manchester Evening News.
But he was left feeling less that impressed with what he was presented with after paying for it.
he disgruntled man tweeted a picture of his plate, which featured two poached eggs on a pair of folded slices of ham, topped with globules of hollandaise sauce.
He captioned it: “Ordered eggs Benedict in your Wigan café and received this monstrosity @Tesco.”
His post has since been retweeted over 3,124 times and liked more than 17,000 times.
Tesco replied to the tweet, saying: “Hi there, I’m very sorry about this happening. Did you tell the Café staff?”
Thomas, who claims to have paid £5 for the food, responded that he had told them.
“They said they could cook me up another one but it would be the same,” he added.
Thousands of people replied to Thomas’ post on social media.
One person suggested Tesco should compensate him with free breakfast for a whole year.
Another didn’t believe it was eggs and asked if he’d taken a photo of “vanilla ice cream” instead.
A third person added: “Jesus that’s almost bear face ham too.”
“I feel sick,” wrote a fourth.
A spokesperson for Tesco said: “Our Cafe team are really passionate about serving our customer great quality breakfasts and we’re sorry this eggs Benedict didn’t meet our usual high standards.
“We’ve offered Thomas a gesture of goodwill and would welcome him back into the store soon so we can put this right.”